New Delhi, June 28: US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terror networks, adding that US will not tolerate it. Also Read - Deaths, Spike in Cases, Quarantine: What Happened to US Schools That Resumed Classes in July
“The US values Pakistan as a partner but we cannot tolerate the state becoming a haven for terrorists and hope to see a change,” she said while delivering a lecture at a think-tank in New Delhi today. Also Read - India Says it Has Been a 'Victim Cross-border Terrorism' After China Raises Kashmir at UNSC Debate
Haley also said that India and the US must be global leaders in the fight against terrorism adding that “we can and must do more”. Also Read - Anonymous Hacker Strikes Again: Intel Hacked, 20 GB of Confidential & Intellectual Data Leaked Online
Touching upon a variety of issues, she said freedom of religion is very important and that a nation such as “ours can only be held together by tolerance.”
On China, she said the country was important but noted that its expansion in the region has been a matter of concern for the US and many other countries as Beijing does not share democratic values.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent remarks at the Shangri-la dialogue in Singapore to ensure freedom of navigation and stability in the Indo-Pacific, she said President Donald Trump also believes in this vision.
Haley said the US supports India’s membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group as it is a nuclear state which is widely respected.
She was speaking at the Observer Research Foundation.
(With PTI inputs)